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Portland: Alive at the Center: Contemporary Poetry from Portland, Oregon (Pacific Poetry Project)


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Portland, Oregon's vast and varied contemporary poetry scene is on display in Portland: Alive at the Center, a community-based anthology. A collection of more than 75 poems from a wide spectrum of poets, Portland: Alive at the Center is a cultural snapshot, showcasing the best new and established voices from this vibrant city. Three poets from Portland came together to recognize the best work of their peers, curating a collection that explores the atmosphere, beauty, complexity, and personality of the region. As the inaugural project from Ooligan Press’s Pacific Poetry Project, this book embodies the Project’s mission to bring poetry to the people by making contemporary poetic voices accessible and exciting for everyone through community involvement and conversation.

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Portland: Alive at the Center was compiled by three well-known poets from Portland, who worked together to select and compile the most representative work of their communities. They are Susan Denning, Jesse Lichenstein, and Leah Stenson.
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Margaret Schimming, June 1, 2014 (view all comments by Margaret Schimming)
When I picked up this collection, I just wanted a quick read for the bus. What I ended up reading where honest and raw thoughts on the town that I call home. And I will say now that I am not much of a poetry person, I could see the influences that people had when crafting these pieces. In addition to that, the poems where organized in such a way that you felt as if they were telling you a story. It made reading through the collection more understandable, but there is a hidden thread through each poem that showcase the underside of the city. The things that the show Portlandia tends to get wrong. It doesn't take that long to read either so if you have a long commute before you and need something to read, pick up this book.
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Denning, Susan
Ooligan Press
Lichtenstein, Jesse
Stenson, Leah
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Poetry-A to Z
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Pacific Poetry Project
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8.3 x 5.5 x 0.2 in 0.25 lb

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